Chinese Mountain Club of New York

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Fundraising for American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon

Spring is a time of renewal, rejuvenation and hope. Inspired by the spirit of the season, Chinese Mountain Club of New York (CMCNY) will be launching the 2018 fundraising campaign for American Lung Association (ALA) in honor of our late Co-founder Mr. Gin Goon, who lost his life to lung cancer in 2003. The fundraising event will be kicked off by the Gin's Hike on 04/28/2018, along with two support hikes, medium and short distances. The long distance hikers, who have been training for the Gin's Hike in the last three months, will challenge their hiking skills and physical endurance by trying to complete the treacherous 26 miles in one day. Medium and short distance hikers will have opportunities to render their support and encouragement to the long distance hikers along the way. You can support this fundraising campaign by joining the support hikes and/or making a financial contribution to American Lung Association. The donation will best be made by a check payable to AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION. You can either mail your donation to CMCNY, P.O. Box 295, New York, NY 10163, or simply give it to any of the trip leaders. The donations will be collected at CMCNY activities throughout the month of May and remitted to ALA at the conclusion of this fundraising campaign.

Saturday 5/26/2018 - Memorial Day Family Camping (3 days, 5/26 - 5/28)
Tobyhanna State Park, PA
** Memorial Day Family Camping (3 days, 5/26 - 5/28) has been filled. Future registrations will be placed on the waiting list. We will notify you if spaces become available ** Tobyhanna State Park is located in the scenic northeastern Pennsylvania. The park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake which is good for fishing and boating. Tobyhanna is derived from an American Indian word meaning "a stream whose banks are fringed with alder". Campground facilities include flush toilets, showers, picnic tables and fire rings. Prepare your own camping equipment and gear. Limit to 60 people. Members have priority. Register online and all fees paid before 5/12. Fees (Include 1st night BBQ); $25 member, $30 non-member, $6 child under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung/Carol Lee -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/26/2018 - ALA Fundraising: Lake Askoti West Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti - Lemon Squeezer Loop
Follow ASB all the way to the huge boulders of Lemon Squeezer. Get the experience of squeezing between the boulders. Return by the White Bar, Dunning and the Long Path. Level C hikers extend the hike to Island Pond and Valley of Boulders. Enjoy the summer scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cindy Choi -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/2/2018 - Spring Trail Maintenance / Level B
Shore Path, Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Trail maintenance of the Shore Path trail along the Hudson River in New Jersey; pick up trash, trim protruding branches, etc. Trip leaders will provide tools. Light refreshments will be offered at the end of the activity. This is a very important event for the club as it is our duty to serve our community and conserve the nature for the future.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Alpine Boat Basin parking lot
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng/James Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/2/2018 - Dater Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Harriman State Park
Follow the Kakiat (W) trail to Dater Mountain. Visit the viewpoints overlooking the 7 Lakes Drive in the valley. Return to Kakiat (W) trail and change to the Blue Disc Trail hiking on Mountain Ridge. Look for the interesting rock formation of Elbow Brush. Continue on the Blue Disc (B) trail to reach Claudius Smith Den, a beautiful rock formation with many interesting legends. Bring plenty of water. Walk slowly to observe the traces of wild lives and enjoy the view.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/9/2018 - 7 miles Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Seven Hills Trail, Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, take the Pine Meadow (red) Trail going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (blue) on the left. There are seven ups and downs along the trail. Some of them are quite steep. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. It is worth the workout. Have lunch on the ridge between North Hill and Chipmunk Mtn. When the blue trail meets the Pine Meadow (red) trail, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. Change to yellow trail on the right to Pine Meadow (red) trail again. Make a right on the red trail and follow it back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Reeves Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Amy Tien/Daniel Do -- Click to sign on the activity

April 2018
May 2018
June 2018

  • 5/27/2017 - A Memorable Camping Trip: Frances Slocum SP by Jordan Chang (10 yr old)
  • 5/27/2017 - Fun Activities at Camping: Frances Slocum SP by Vincent Chang (8 yr old)
  • 5/23/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣之路 D51, article by Ar Shuo
  • 4/4/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣路 D06 , article by Ar Shuo
  • 3/31/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭 D2, article by Ar Shou
  • 3/30/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭 D1, article by Ar Shou
  • 1/15/2017 Embracing Nature and Friendships: Patagonia Adventure 2016. Video by Steve & Lily Huang
  • 11/13/2016 CMCNY AT thru-hikers' Celebration Party, photos by Hong Huang
  • 2015 October - Thunder River -- One of the Top Ten Backpacking Destinations, article by Chi Chan
    2015 January - Climbing Mount Washington, article by Helen Huang
    2014 October - Presidential Range Traverse In One Day, article by Helen Huang
    08/01/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Precipice Trail (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    07/31/2014 - CMCNY Baxter Peak (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    07/27/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Sea Kayaking, video by Harry Chen
    07/27 to 08/03/2014 - CMCNY Maine Trip Photo Review, video by Harry Chen
    07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Adventuous Voyage, video by Harry Chen
    07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Fair Ladies, video by Harry Chen
    06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    01/25/2015 - CMCNY's Annual Meeting, photos by Sandy Lau
    08/09/2014 - Black Rock Forest, NY, photos by Rose Liu
    05/10/2014 - Bear Mountain, NY, video by YongShuo Li
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 1), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 2), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 3), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Climbing Mount Shasta in California (in 2013), article by Helen Huang
    2014 Spring - Mystery Canyon And Its Redbud Tree, article by Chi Chan
    01/19/2014 - Spring Festival Party /Annual Meeting, photos by George Li

    CMCNY Mailing Address:

    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

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    Our day hikes are rated from Level A to Level F. Level A being the earliest;  Lever D and above are for experience hikers only. Please contact leader if you are uncertain about what level of hiking activity should you participate. Click here to see CMCNY Hiking Rating System.

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